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Eastern Florida's Women's Tennis Team Has Strong Debut

Sept. 27, 2013 - Competing officially for the first time Eastern Florida State College's inaugural women's tennis team made its mark on Friday at the USTA /ITA Regional Tournament/Florida College System Activities Association Fall Tournament at Sanlando Park in Altamonte Springs, FL.

Eastern Florida freshman Isabella Sella upset No. 1 seed Olivia Erlandsson of St. Petersburg College 6-4, 6-1 in the round of 16 then beat Melanie Gray of St. Petersburg College 6-0, 6-1.

Eastern Florida sophomore Kaila Cochran defeated Addison Barnette of Broward College 6-0, 6-2 and plays No. 1 player Olivia Rolle of Florida State College Jacksonville in the quarterfinals on Saturday morning. A Cochran victory sets up a semifinal match between her and Sella.

Eastern Florida freshman Laura Gorski beat Morgan Crouse of Hillsborough Community College 6-1, 4-6, 6-3 but then lost 6-1, 6-0 to Alexa Brandalik of FSCJ.

Eastern Florida freshman Erika Nielsen beat Deana Galbraith of Hillsborough 6-1, 6-2 and plays Ragan Palmer of FSCJ in Saturday's quarterfinal. Eastern Florida freshman Hope Fellows lost in her first-round match.

Doubles start Saturday afternoon.

"The ladies really exceeded my expectations today of where I thought they should be performing," Eastern Florida head coach Chuck Jacobs said.

"We looked very strong and quick, that was our goal before the fall season began.  The rain played a big factor in today's matches but the ladies were very mentally strong and adapted well to the changes."

The tournament's singles and doubles champions advance to the USTA/ITA National Small College Championships Oct. 10-13 at Three Oaks Tennis Center in Fort Myers, FL.